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This section of the Handgun Forum doesn't seem to get much traffic, so I thought I'd post something about revolvers here. I've been shooting handguns for about 40 years. My introduction to firearms started as a kid when my uncle taught me how to shoot rifles and started taking me on hunting trips. He taught me the love of the outdoors and respecting wildlife, which has continued my entire life. I no longer hunt anymore, but I still thoroughly enjoying shooting handguns. My collection which built up over my lifetime consists of about 50% semi auto and 50% revolvers, an HD shotgun and a couple of hunting rifles that I have a hard time getting rid of.

But there's just something about revolvers and the satisfaction that they give me, that I just dont get from my polymer pistols. I dont know if its the old world technology that continues into the modern era, or the mechanical art of a revolver, and its styling and charisma. But whatever the reason, I still enjoy revolvers more than I do my semi autos. So I thought I'd share some photos of a few of them. Anyone else that still enjoy revolvers? I'll start with the Queen of the safe, a 1980, unfired 2.5" royal blue Python. Then my regularly used 1986 Colt King Cobra and 6" Ruger GP100, both are a joy to shoot and make excellent range guns. Then some other Rugers. A 2-3/4" and a 4" Security Six, and a Super Redhawk, my former hog hunting gun.



 

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I love taking mine to the range and see the look on all the millennials faces with their evil black zombie killers.
Very nice collection, I'm jealous....
Thanks, I enjoy range time with them myself. They've also struck up more than their fair share of conversations over the more recent years.
 

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Hey Man, you stole my Quote, which I stole from Hickcock45. I remember Hickcock45 saying that when he was testing out a Snubbie. At the time, I was heck ya, know exactly what he means.
Fantastic collection.

Revolvers, Just Something About Them
 

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I'm a revolver nut also, they are all I hunt with anymore, from squirrels and coyotes and deer. I have a few Ruger's but mainly collect S&W, I say collect but they are all hunting revolvers. Hear are just a few of mine, first photo are all .357's, second photo are all .44's, magnums on the left, special's on the right. The bottom right is actually a model 69 five shot .44 magnum but it is a little snappy when using my .44 loads so I have regulated it to .44 special only.

 

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Longcarbine, I see you have lots of reflex sights. What mount are you using and which reflex do you like best ? I have a couple Leupold Delta Points and a Vortex Venom and so far I like both of them, but I favor the Leupold by a little.
 

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I’m in a period of revisiting revolvers. But I’m starting small.
Revolver Air gun Trigger Gun barrel Everyday carry


Did catch a bit of range attention, when I lit off a few .357 mag rounds from the 640. Young guy in the next bay was lead spraying a target at 7 yds with a rented Glock 19.

He paused and leaned around the partition and asked “That little thing made all that noise and light?”
 

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Longcarbine, I see you have lots of reflex sights. What mount are you using and which reflex do you like best ? I have a couple Leupold Delta Points and a Vortex Venom and so far I like both of them, but I favor the Leupold by a little.
Have a couple of Vortex but all the rest are Burris FastFire III's.
 

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When the people are out dumping magazine is their zombie killers there is a sport. One takes a magnum revolver and shoot their plinking target at 750-100 yards. On their end it's much smoke and fire going no place. Sure, there are exceptions. this is great fun.

My favorite revolvers are Single Action Ruger's as in SBH and Vaquero's. . In our little matches I use old pre-lock S&W's against auto's. The auto's do not prevail. I got plastic auto's that are great guns but revolvers are a favorite.
 

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I think it can depend on when you grew up. I was a teen in the 1980s. Watching all those action movies instead of westerns, revolvers just never got me.

I had one for a while, but it belonged to my 1st wife's family. I gave it back during the divorce. That was the only one I have ever had. Never had a desire for another.

Semi auto all the way for me :)
 

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My favorite revolvers are my pair of Ruger® New Model Blackhawk®s in 41 Magnum. My 4⅝" barreled revolver is my woods packing gun, my 6½" is my target/silhouette, range, and hunting gun.
 

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This getting old business is unkind:) I just enjoy shooting. My primary informal match gun is an old Colt Combat Target Colt 1911. My carry gun is a G23.4. Back up for that is a USP Compact in 45 ACP. On and on. I cast all my bullets for all my handguns. I'm kinda into shooting. I will share that I do not own a black rifle.

I also like and enjoy shooting my double action Smith's . The oldest S&W is one hundred and six years old. Skeeters 38 Special load was 13.5 grains of 2400 and a Lyman 358156 165 gr. Thompson bullet claiming 1400 fps in a 38 Special case. That's had to top even with my G20. That load is historical and should not be attempted. Not even Elmer Kieth could top that. The Liberals call me a "gun nut" to my face. In fact the correct term is not "nut" but "loony."

Added: Dirty Harry said it all for me and a entire younger generation!
 

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Accurate and powerful: The large Ruger single actions are made like a tank. Those are true magnum frames and cylinders, . I don't think Ruger had dropped the ball lately on revolvers or bottom feeders. The only time I have had to have a Ruger single action worked on has to do with pre-owned guns that have been to the Bubba Custom Gun and Muffler Shop.
 
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